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Australia police arrest man accused of killing emus with car

Sep. 21, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A man in Australia accused of deliberately killing several emus with his car and then posting a video of it online has been arrested, police announced Friday. Police in Victoria said the 20-year-old man faces several charges of animal cruelty, destruction of protected wildlife...

To protect pollinators, go easy on the fall garden cleanup

Sep. 18, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

Time to rake up the yard, deadhead the perennials and till the vegetable garden? Not so fast. Popular opinion is swinging toward letting things stay just as they are through winter — decayed and drab but serviceable. Displaying a messy yard may not win any good-neighbor awards, but entomologists say our...

A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

Sep. 18, 2018 5:56 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can't do without — clean water. The ghastly-looking "Alegae Bloom" beer...

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Sep. 17, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, will spell out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep the migratory...

Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

Sep. 16, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. The man, identified by Cape and Islands Assistant District Attorney Tara Miltimore as 26-year-old Arthur...

Oregon rejects protection for small redwoods forest predator

Sep. 15, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon fish and wildlife officials have rejected a request from six conservation groups to protect a small predator that inhabits old-growth redwood forests. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday denied the petition by the conservation groups to protect the Humboldt marten...

Japanese proposal to reinstate commercial whaling defeated

Sep. 14, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Members of the International Whaling Commission defeated a Japanese proposal to reinstate commercial whaling at a meeting in Brazil on Friday. The commission suspended commercial whaling in the 1980s, but Japan argued that stocks have recovered sufficiently for the ban to be lifted and...

Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers on work to aid climate

Sep. 13, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of mayors, climate activists and business leaders from around the world descended Thursday on San Francisco to cheer on efforts to reduce global warming, even after U.S. President Donald J. Trump signaled his disdain for the issue. The Global Climate Action Summit, organized...

Hundreds of goats being airlifted out of Washington forest

Sep. 13, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Helicopters and trucks are relocating hundreds of mountain goats from Olympic National Park in an effort officials said will protect natural resources, reduce visitor safety issues and boost native goat populations elsewhere in Washington state. Professional crews used tranquilizer darts and...

As people evacuate before hurricane, zoo animals move inside

Sep. 13, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

As 1.7 million people were urged to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence, workers at the North Carolina Zoo were trying to figure out what to do with 1,600 animals. Staff at the 500-acre zoo near Asheboro rushed Wednesday to move elephants, giraffes, chimpanzees and hundreds of other species indoors to protect...